Does Curt Echo Brake Controller Need to be Level with Ground

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1 does it need to be installed within certain degrees with the ground to operate? 2 if i use a 4 to 7 pin converter, the only wire i need to run is the 12v? thank you

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The Curt Echo Brake Controller # C51180 referenced in your question does not need to be at any particular angle in relation to the ground for proper operation. The controller simply needs to be plugged into the 7-Way on the tow vehicle and it will work as it should.

When converting your 4-Way to a 7-Way with an adapter like the Curt # C57102 you will only need to run the 12V power wire up to the vehicle's battery like you mentioned. The brake output pin on the 7-Way does not need to be activated for this controller, which allows for a really simple installation.

To run the 12V power wire back from the 7-Way you will just need a length of 10 gauge wire like # 10-1-1 (sold by the foot) to the battery via a 40 amp breaker like # 9510.

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